U.S. Park Police

Man Has Sexually Assaulted 2 Women in Rock Creek Park: Police

A man assaulted women in Rock Creek Park twice this summer, U.S. Park Police said.

The assaults took place on a hiking trail south of Piney Branch Parkway NW about 3 p.m. Aug. 4 and 7:40 a.m. Sept. 9.

In one incident, the man grabbed a jogger’s behind, police said.

Police believe the man may have a campsite in the area of the Valley and Meadowlink trails.

“Well I grew up around the park, so it does make me think of the 2000 Chandra Levy incident, so it does make me a little concerned,” runner Shannon O’Reilly said.

Levy, a 24-year-old California native, was living in Northwest D.C. when she vanished May 1, 2001. Her disappearance made national headlines after she was romantically linked to then-U.S. Rep. Gary Condit, also from California. Her remains were found in Rock Creek Park a year after her disappearance.

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